Observation 168970: Undetermined

When: 2014-07-03

Collection location: Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia [Click for map]


Who: Hans W. Dahners (Atlides)

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This has all the earmarks
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-03 16:06:05 PDT (-0700)

of a Tuber, Atlides. It has venae externae, although they are difficult to see. The appear more as valleys than as “veins”. It also has venae internae, or interior veins, which are easier to see in your photos. Would need to see some microscopy for confirmation.

You said there were found growing on a tree trunk? This is unusual. If the tree is still living, this could be a missing link between Australianff Tuberales and South American Tuberales.

I confess I don’t know much about Columbian Tuberales. Didn’t even know they existed there. But you have provided the proof! Good going!

These specimens may (and more probably) or may not be mature. If found on a living tree trunk, need to determine what species of tree is involved, and document it.

Also need to keep an eye out for more of it. Expecially if the exterior turns color, and developes scent. Something has to spread this.

Created: 2014-07-03 15:47:28 PDT (-0700)
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